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Annapoorna Ravichander on supporting policymaking capacity at scale
OTT Talks episode with Dr. Annapoorna Ravichander, executive director of the Public Affairs Foundation in India, and OTT associate. In this episode, Annapoorna talks to Enrique Mendizabal about a new project to support the Administrative Training Institute (ATI) in Mysuru. ATI is a public training centres with the potential to reach civil servants at significant scale. By helping to strengthen ATI, the Public Affairs Foundation and the Public Affairs Centre are, in essence, contributing towards strengthening policymaking as a whole. 
September 27, 2021
Chukwuka Onyekwena on think tanks in Nigeria
OTT Talks episode with Dr. Chukwuka Onyekwena, executive director of CSEA, in Abuja. Dr. Onyekwena is a member of the steering committee of the West African Think Tank Network (WATTNet), a member of the African Policy Circle (APC), Global Economic Governance Africa (GEGAfrica) and Governance of Africa’s Resources Programme (GARN) both at the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA).
August 4, 2021
Rose Abdollahzadeh on the role of imagination at Chatham House
OTT Talks episode with Rose Abdollahzadeh, from Chatham House, on a new initiative to unleash the power of imagination to engage with the wider public. Rose talks about the Futurescape project offering advice to other think tanks who want to explore new and creative ways of communicating and engaging with their audiences. 
June 22, 2021
Gala Díaz Langou on taking over the leadership of CIPPEC
OTT Talks episode with Gala Díaz Langou, CIPPEC's new executive director, on the challenges and opportunities that think tanks face today. Gala reflects on her career at CIPPEC and her new role. 
May 7, 2021
Oswaldo Molina on the new Peruvian think tank: Redes
OTT Talks with Oswaldo Molina about the new Peruvian think tank: Redes. Redes is a networked think tank that focuses on translating and communicating existing research to relevant policy audiences. 
March 20, 2021
Safa Ghnaim on the Data Detox Kit at Tactical Tech
OTT Talks with Safa about Tactical Tech's work on data privacy, digital security, how the internet and digital technologies affect our lives, and what we can do about it.
March 10, 2021
Wailea Zülch on engaging volunteers at Swiss think tank foraus
OTT Talks episode with Wailea about  foraus' grassroots model, their engagement with volunteers across Switzerland, and their work with interns and volunteers adapting to the COVID-19 crisis.
February 23, 2021
Johannes Linn on scaling science
A conversation with Johannes Linn on scaling. This took place in the frame of a 11-week long scaling X change supported by IDRC and hosted by OTT. In the first part of the conversation Johannes presents a very clear introduction to scaling.  The second part includes a reflection by Enrique Mendizabal on how this connects to other research uptake and policymaking discussions. 
January 19, 2021
Denisse Rodríguez on Voceras
OTT Talks episode with Denisse Rodríguez from Voceras, an initiative to help women in think tanks and academia gain greater visibility in Peruvian media.
January 18, 2021